First and foremost: HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY RHYS!!! We hope you had a fabulous day and got spoiled rotten.
Zach & Mommy Update
WOOHOO!!! 31 weeks and moving right along...what a great feeling! I had an ultrasound done yesterday. Zach was measuring at 30wks 5days and an estimated weight of 3lb 7oz. Chris and I both expected him to be around the 4lb mark. But for some reason his abdomen was measuring a little small at 29wks...everything else was measuring at 32 weeks. The perinatalogist did a dopler on the ambilical cord to make sure good blood flow was coming through and it appeared normal. They are going to monitor his abdomen closely to make sure there isn't a growth problem. I honestly think it was the way he was laying; curled up on his right side playing with his feet...don't think you can get a good picture of an abdomen that way! All organs continue to look great. In the last few days little man has been very active; making my tummy bounce from side-to-side, pushing on my lungs, and causing some general tightness.
I appear to have my daddy's nose!!!
I haven't had a contraction in 2.5 weeks, which is WONDERFUL! (I hope I didn't just jinx myself) However, I am having some major headaches. Most likely this is caused by the increased hormones with the progesterone shots. All I can take are 2 extra strength tylenol in one day, so there is some suffering. Other than that, the 3rd trimester stage of poor circulation is keeping me up at night. I really hope at some point I will be able to catch up on sleep before there are 2 kiddos in the house. On a good note, the ultrasound showed that the excess amniotic fluid does not appear to be a problem any longer. Zach has filled in the space nicely.
Poor girl has a small cold right now! Sniffles, runny nose, watery eyes, slight cough...all the ick a mommy hates to see. But as a plus she is being extra snuggly...is that selfish of me? I say this because otherwise the little munchkin is doing laps around the house learning all sorts of new stuff and words. In the past couple of weeks we have added the following to our vocabulary: bus, bounce, juice, kick. And the cutest thing ever...she pays lots of attention to her little brother. I cannot feed her in the high-chair, so I sit on the couch and she stands in front of me. She is mesmerized by my tummy and constantly wants to pat it. We started asking her to hug Zach and give him kisses, and she took to that very well. But now, if she is standing a good few feet away from me and we ask her, "Bella, where is Zach," she will walk up to me and place her hand on my stomach. She's already an awesome big sister!
Needless to say, with Bella's development seeming to grow by leaps and bounds week after week and having such a successful pregnancy to-date with Zach...we feel incredibly blessed.